India lost the Edgbaston Test against England by seven wickets.© AFP
India were fined 40 per cent of their match fee and two points of the ICC World Test Championship on Tuesday for maintaining a slow over rate against England in the rescheduled fifth Test in Birmingham. England won the match by seven wickets to tie the series 2-2. The series spread to this year due to COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp last year. The ban was imposed by ICC match referee David Bone after India was ordered to fall two overs short of the target in view of the stipulated time allowances.
“According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with the offense of minimum over rate, players are liable to pay 20 per match fee if they do not bowl the ball in the allotted time. A percentage of the fine is imposed, “the ICC said in a statement.
In addition, according to Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Playing Conditions, one side is penalized for each overshot. As a result, India’s total points Two WTC points have been deducted. ” India’s stand-in captain Jaspreet Bamrah He pleaded guilty and accepted the offer, so there was no need for a formal hearing.
On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Kettleborough, third umpire Marius Erasmus and fourth umpire Alex Warf Charge equalized. The team not only lost the chance to improve their percentage points in the World Test Championship table but also their points decreased due to slow over rate and as a result they came in fourth place, traditional rival Pakistan third. Went to number. .
After the fine, India is at 75 points (52.08 per cent), just 52.38 per cent below Pakistan.
In this cycle of WTC, India has now lost 4 matches, won 6 and drawn 2.
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